Nightcleaners and '36 to '77

Nightcleaners (1975) by the Berwick Street Film Collective has long been recognised as a landmark of British experimental film and political cinema. To mark the first digital release of Nightcleaners and its companion film ’36 to ’77 (1978) by Raven Row and LUX, a special publication has been produced.

 

Nightcleaners and ’36 to ’77

Raven Row, LUX and Koenig Books, London

 

The publication is a box containing two books and two discs (DVD or Blu-ray).

 

Book 1 includes commissioned essays by Kodwo Eshun, Dan Kidner, Sheila Rowbotham, Sukhdev Sandhu, and Humphry Trevelyan, plus a new interview with Mary Kelly, excerpts of interviews with Marc Karlin and from James Scott's Nightcleaners production diary (1972).

 

Book 2 contains facsimiles, including an issue of Shrew (1971), the publication of the Women’s Liberation Workshop (this issue designed by Mary Kelly and dedicated to the cleaners’ struggle); excerpts from Red Rag (1973) and Spare Rib (1975); newsletters of the Cleaners Actions Group (1971); and a 1977 transcript of Nightcleaners.

 

Edited by Dan Kidner and Alex Sainsbury

Designed by John Morgan studio

 

Distributed internationally by Koenig Books

€24.80

 

In the UK, the publication is available from Koenig bookshops, and from Cornerhouse Publications (click here)

£24 

 


 

Launch event | Saturday 17 November 2018 (click here)



 

 

 

Nightcleaners and 36 to 77

 


 

Image: Nightcleaners (1975), still